Working Hours: Full-time In-Person (40+ hours per week)
Closing Date: Until filled
Start Date: Immediate
**Live in position: Separate two bedroom apartment within home
Description: Re: New Youth Homes are a partnership between Eastside Academy (www.eastsideacademy.org) a non-profit, Christian alternative high school (grades 9 – 12) for highly at-risk youth, and Bellevue Presbyterian Church (www.belpres.org). Re: New is designed to provide an intentional, healing community for youth that attend Eastside Academy and in need of safe, therapeutic housing. House parents are the employees of the partner Eastside Academy and reside in a home with up to 6 high school youth. Providing intentional, caring, and therapeutic support to student residents is the cornerstone of this position. These jobs are considered two of the most critical roles at Eastside Academy.
Responsibilities include: Nurturing, Education, and Therapeutic Parenting of Students Facility and Office Management Program Development Professional Development Nurturing, Educating, and Parenting Residents Demonstrates ability to guide and support each resident entrusted to our care by building relationships, mentoring, and guiding students’ residents in a relational and professional manner. Includes: Fostering relationships between residents and families of origin. Protecting the rights and dignity of each resident. Attending to each resident’s wholistic health care needs (physical, emotional, spiritual). Helping youth learn valuable life-skills around employment, time management, academics, personal goals, healthy lifestyle, etc. Attending to residents' personal safety. Facilitating recreational and leisure activities Facility and Office Management Responsible for the management and maintenance of the resident home facility by (requires the use of stairs by the employee), which include professional (daily) documentation, work scheduling, and home upkeep. Providing transportation with housing vehicle. Program & Personal Development Attending weekly staff meetings, supervisor check ins, and team meetings as needed. Committing to personal growth through staff and individual educational opportunities and participating in church community.
Qualifications: Be a professing Christian and a member of a church or Christian community. High school diploma or equivalent required. AA/BA strongly preferred. Be able to work and live in harmony with the core values and affirmations of Re: New and its partners. Experience in Christian youth ministry required. Experience with residential youth program development/administration highly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Outlook required. Valid Washington State Driver’s License and willingness to use program or personal car for work-related purposes. Agreement with ReNew Partners’ Statements of Faith.
Experience: youth (teenage) volunteer/work: 2 years (Required) at-risk youth work: 2 years (Preferred)
Benefits: 401(k) Full medical, vision, dental Flexible schedule Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Vacation commensurate with other Re: New staff
Salary: $60,000.00 per year for the couple. Paid equally to each spouse. Housing is a provided as a requirement of our program.
Eastside Academy is a non-profit, alternative high school. Our mission is inspiring change in the lives of at-risk youth through high school education, counseling, recovery, housing, and life skills programs in a Christ-centered environment.
You can find out more about what we do through our student, alumni, and family stories on Youtube.